Richie Incognito allegedly threatened to retrieve guns and shoot funeral home employees

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The Scottsdale, Arizona police department has issued more information regarding the arrest of free-agent offensive lineman Richie Incognito. The details are troubling.

“On 8/20/18 at 3:30pm, Scottsdale patrol officers responded to Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary at 8555 E Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale reference a Disorderly Conduct call,” a Scottsdale police department said in a statement. “Initial reports advised that a male, later identified as 35-year-old Richard Incognito, was at the mortuary reference funeral arrangements for his father. Incognito reportedly was upset with staff and began to damage property inside the business and shout at employees. At several points during his contact with staff, Incognito threatened to retrieve guns from his vehicle and return to shoot the employees. Once on scene, officers detained him as the incident was investigated.  Based on the investigation, Incognito was arrested and held on misdemeanor charges of Threats and Disorderly Conduct.”

Incognito remains in custody. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, weapons found in Incognito’s vehicle were impounded.

65 responses to “Richie Incognito allegedly threatened to retrieve guns and shoot funeral home employees

  1. Obviously dangerous and unacceptable behavior. But anyone who hasn’t had to deal with the grief of a parent dying shouldn’t comment too glibly.

  2. C’mon people. Literally thousands of people lay their parents to rest every day (I’ve done it twice myself), yet 99.5% of them retain basic civilized behavior while doing it. The “stress of grief” thing doesn’t wash.

  3. The loss of a parent can have profound effects on any person, especially on someone who has ongoing mental health issues. Hopefully, this incident will prompt Ritchie to seek help for whatever issues he has, both those ongoing and those perhaps yet to be discovered.

  4. I hope for ALL people around Richie that he gets help.
    He’s obviously a very destabilizing force.

  5. Richie should be an inpatient at a mental ward UNTIL this gets under some type of MANAGEABLE control.

  6. “Literally thousands of people lay their parents to rest every day (I’ve done it twice myself), yet 99.5% of them maintain stabilized behavior while doing it”.

    Your 99.5% figure is obviously incorrect. In fact, all normal people are dealing with grief during that time. The grief may manifest itself in different ways, but the effects are still there.

    The fact that you claim to have felt nothing means that you have unresolved grief issues, or didn’t care anything about your parents.

  7. Incognito was arrested and held on misdemeanor charges of Threats and Disorderly Conduct.”

    Since when is threatening to shoot someone a misdemeanor?

  8. kevpft says:
    August 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Obviously dangerous and unacceptable behavior. But anyone who hasn’t had to deal with the grief of a parent dying shouldn’t comment too glibly.

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    Everyone has to deal with the death of their parents. You still have to obey the law.

  9. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    “Literally thousands of people lay their parents to rest every day (I’ve done it twice myself), yet 99.5% of them maintain stabilized behavior while doing it”.
    ————————————————————————
    Your 99.5% figure is obviously incorrect. In fact, all normal people are dealing with grief during that time. The grief may manifest itself in different ways, but the effects are still there.

    The fact that you claim to have felt nothing means that you have unresolved grief issues, or didn’t care anything about your parents
    —————————————————————
    It wasn’t my comment, but the guy said “MAINTAINED STABILIZED BEHAVIOR”! Didn’t say he didn’t feel grief! And he is 100% correct! Of course most feel grief, but they are still able to act in a normal fashion.

  10. For the people that commented saying he was just upset at losing a family member, you still can’t take it out on random people that are just trying to do their job even if you are upset.

  11. If this was a guy on the NY Jets, literally, Goodell would do nothing (if Incognito was still in the league).

    Robby Anderson threatened to sexually assault a cop’s wife and Goodell did nothing.

    It’s just patently unbelievable how and when Article 46 ends up going missing when he wants it to.

  12. Everyone who defended Ritchie throughout the Jonathan Martin episode needs to read the Ted Wells report. Incognito is a highly explosive individual and if he does not get help, is not incarcerated he is going to hurt someone or himself. Personally, I think his brain is not right and football is the proximate cause. This was totally predictable based on his history of behavior, which is escalating rapidly in intensity and frequency.

  13. cardinealsfan20 says:
    The fact that you claim to have felt nothing means that you have unresolved grief issues, or didn’t care anything about your parents.

    –Excuse me Pseudo Psychiatrist, you may want to reread his comment.

  14. fishyinalittledishy says:
    August 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Ritchie is lucky he had good cops rather than the shoot first and see what happens variety.

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    In other words, Incognito is white.

  15. Someone needs to call the guys with the butterfly nets. Richie belongs in a padded room wearing a straitjacket. And anyone who thinks that grief is an acceptable reason for threatening to shoot someone needs to be measured for their own straitjacket.

  16. Here’s a little story. My mother made the last payment on a burial plan in 1988. She passed in 2015. Mind you, this was a whole life plan(it draws interest). Before the wake, the funeral director told me that I owed an extra $2500. I knew that was bull. I called the insurance company. They told me that they paid the Funeral home an extra $7500 in interest. Long story short, the funeral home paid me $7500, instead of me paying them an extra $2500. Do I have the right to be pissed?

  17. At the next city council meeting, I’m going to request that the city government make Scottsdale an NFL-free zone.

  18. Raider Hater says:
    August 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    Here’s a little story. My mother made the last payment on a burial plan in 1988. She passed in 2015. Mind you, this was a whole life plan(it draws interest). Before the wake, the funeral director told me that I owed an extra $2500. I knew that was bull. I called the insurance company. They told me that they paid the Funeral home an extra $7500 in interest. Long story short, the funeral home paid me $7500, instead of me paying them an extra $2500. Do I have the right to be pissed?

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    You have a right to be pissed but breaking up an office and threatening to kill them is against the law and is not justified by their clerical error. Especially if they owe you $7500. So good work on following up with the insurance company but if you feel you’re justified in getting into a physical altercation with anyone over it, then you should probably re-evaluate where the anger is coming from and work on that.

  19. Also kind of ironic that both the participants of Bullygate have had public episodes of going crazy in public in the last year and getting arrested. Kind of tells you all that you need to know about both of them.

  20. The guy just lost his dad. He spazzed out. No one got hurt. Make him cut a check for anything he damaged and leave him alone.

  21. White Trash right there. I bet at his childhood home there is a Chevrolet Vega on cinder blocks still waiting to be fixed.

  22. Raider Hater says:
    August 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    Here’s a little story. My mother made the last payment on a burial plan in 1988. She passed in 2015. Mind you, this was a whole life plan(it draws interest). Before the wake, the funeral director told me that I owed an extra $2500. I knew that was bull. I called the insurance company. They told me that they paid the Funeral home an extra $7500 in interest. Long story short, the funeral home paid me $7500, instead of me paying them an extra $2500. Do I have the right to be pissed?
    —————————————–
    Certainly, you have the “right” to be angry. No one, under any circumstances, has the “right” to deprive another person of their life. If you think you have that kind of “right”, then you are one road rage incident away from a prison sentence. Seek counseling.

  23. Yeah… Jonathan Martin is/was the bad guy.

    There still are low character mouthbreathers defending lil’ richie incognito.

  24. $5 says somewhere along the line some low level person interpreted “mortuary re: funeral arrangements for his father” as “mortuary reference funeral arrangements for his father” and now this idiotic sentence is worldwide.

  25. It is very scary to know that he is driving around with 5 guns and a silencer while in this mental state.

    And it is even scarier knowing that there is very little that can be done to stop him from openly carrying these guns. Especially taking into account his violent anger problems and how he just completely flies off the handle out of nowhere.

    I kind of feel like we are watching a ticking time-bomb count down to zero, knowing we can do very little to diffuse it. So we just stand by and hope it’s a ‘dud’.

  26. Whatever reason or cause for his mental issues, it sounds like this incident is what will finally get him, although forced, help. Something tragic is inevitable otherwise. He’s pretty much hit the lowest point now. Given what happens in society and the blatant warning signs that have been ignored I would think the courts know the responsibility they have. He needs a proper diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. His anger issues have steadily escalated to the point of now being a danger to society. So sad he didn’t get help before he ruined his life.

  27. “Your 99.5% figure is obviously incorrect. In fact, all normal people are dealing with grief during that time. The grief may manifest itself in different ways, but the effects are still there.”

    Mortuary workers said that he wanted them to cut his father’s head off. When they wouldn’t do it, he threatened to shoot them.

    Yeah, that’s grief.

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